* 2 1/4 C. Yellow Split Peas
* 1 tsp. Baking Soda
* 2 T. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
* 2 Leaks, washed well and sliced up
* 2 Carrots, scraped and sliced up
* 1 Turnip, sliced
* 1 clove Garlic, mashed
* 1 C. Water
* 2 T. thick tomato Puree
* 2 Bay Leaves
* 3 Cloves
* 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
* 1/4 tsp. Marjoram
* 1/4 tsp. Tarragon
* Celtic Sea Salt, to taste
* Pinch White Pepper, fresh ground preferable
HOW TO PREPARE THE PEAS:
*Place the peas in a large bowl and sprinkle with Baking Soda (the Baking Soda will make the peas very creamy).
*Soak the peas overnight or from 8-10 hours-- no longer or flavour will be lost
*Rinse well under cold water
*Cover peas with water in pot and simmer for about 1 hour
HOW TO PREPARE THE VEGETABLES:
*In another large saucepan, saute the leeks, celery, carrot, turnip, and garlic for about 3 minutes.
*Add water, tomato puree, and seasonings.
*Cook until all vegetables are tender
*Combine vegetable mixture with split peas.
*Add more water if needed.
*Cook about 10 more minutes
This soup serves about eight and is delicious with corn bread.